HC Deb 25 February 2002 vol 380 cc694-5W
Mr. Bercow

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will list the statutory instruments issued by his Department in the last 12 months, indicating(a) the purpose of each and (b) the cost of each to (i) public funds, (ii) businesses and (iii) individuals. [36236]

Dr. Moonie

The HMSO Statutory Instrument Registrar can provide a list of statutory instruments issued by individual Departments. Statutory instruments which have been originated by Departments but eventually made by the Privy Council are listed only under the Privy Council Office. However, between 1 January 2001 and 7 February 2002, the Ministry of Defence issued the following 11 statutory instruments:

SI 2001/1165 The Defence Aviation and Repair Agency Trading Fund Order and

SI 2001/1246 The Defence Scientific and Technological Laboratory Trading Fund Order. These orders gave both organisations trading fund status.

SI 2001/3234 The Armed Forces Act 2001 (Commencement No.1) Order 2001 that commenced sections of the Armed Forces Act 2001.

SIs 2001/542; 1520; 1521 and SI 2002/201 Four statutory instruments entitled Terms of Service (Amendment) Regulations. These instruments amended service regulations in consequence of the previously mentioned commencement order.

SI 2001/1015 The Injuries in War (Shore Employments) (Compensation) Scheme 2001 updated the rate of pension payable to recipients.

SIs 2002/229; 230 and 231 The Courts-Martial (Amendment) Rules. These instruments made amendments to court-martial rules in consequence of the Armed Forces Act 2001.

Any costs to public funds arising from the above instruments are minimal. As the Ministry of Defence is not a regulatory body there are few, if any, costs to businesses and individuals. Any costs relating to instruments made by MOD are not held centrally and could be provided only at disproportionate cost.